A pretty little Korean restaurant offering good value set menus, creative flavours and plenty of spice.
If you’ve never tried out things like kimchi and haemultang before, this pretty little Korean address is one of the best places to start. The space is light and airy, with elegant white paper lanterns lighting up the gold-tinted tableware and creating a tranquil atmosphere. The most popular lunch plates include classic dishes like bibimbap (rice with vegetables and beef) and bulgogi (beef marinated in soy sauce), which both come served with three sides and are well priced at €15-€16. In the evening, the best option is the €28 three course menu, which offers a wide range of flavours, spices and styles of dish. We recommend a starter of pancake with oyster mushrooms, onions and green chilli (slightly greasy but incredibly moreish), or the ham hock, which is elevated by a hot yet perfectly balanced bouillon. The standout main is surely the finely sliced marinated beef, generously served in a casserole and accompanied by a sumptuous side of rice, while desserts include various interesting flavours of ice cream such as green tea, black sesame, kidney bean and ginger.
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|Venue name:||Bekseju Village|
53 boulevard Saint-Marcel
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 12noon-2pm & 7pm-10.30pm, Fri 12noon-2pm & 8pm-11pm, Sat 12noon-2.30pm & 7pm-11pm, Sun 12noon-2.30pm & 7pm-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Gobelin or Campo Formio|